Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar Twenty Five

Production date
1933
Country
USA
State/Province
Illinois
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Description
This is a 1933 Caterpillar crawler tractor model twenty five with a four cylinder petrol engine. It is painted yellow with black logo, black lever handles and black seat. It has an overhead valve and unpainted tracks. "CATERPILLAR" is cast horizontally onto the front of the engine. "TWENTY FIVE" is cast vertically on both sides of the engine towards the front of the crawler tractor. It has a crank handle attached to the front of the engine held in place by a brown leather strap.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Production place
Measurements
L3120 x W1691 x H1863mm
Weight 3425kg
Bore 101.6mm
Stroke 139.7mm
RPM 1100
Drawbar 26 HP
Belt 30 HP
Media/Materials description
Steel
Vinyl
Paint
Rubber
Leather
Plastic
Glass
Signature/Marks
CATERPILLAR \ REG US PAT OFF
TWENTY FIVE
CATERPILLAR
WAUGH & JOSEPHSON \ PTY.LTD.\ ENGINEERS \ BRISBANE
History and use
This is a model Twenty Five 3C series crawler tractor. The Twenty Five 3C series was released in December 1931 as a replacement for the old model Twenty PL series, even though all the major components and specifications were virtually the same. The introduction of this model co-incided with the change of colour scheme to Hi-Way yellow with black trim. It is said that some unsold model Twentys were refurbished, repainted and rebadged as Twenty Fives.

The Twenty Five started production in December 1931 and finished in 1934. Its initial price was US$1,900. It is recorded that only 638 tractors were sold.
Registration number
R6659

Country

USA

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